Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis
Cryptosporidiosis is a parasitic disease that strikes humans and domestic animals, ranging from isolated occurrences to epidemics. Infection caused by this parasite can lead to enteric disease and other debilitating conditions that can be life-threatening in immunocompromised animals and humans. Increased recognition of the seriousness of cryptosporidiosis has aroused the concern of public health, medical, veterinary, and research communities. Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis is the only text to specifically address this disease-its diagnosis, epidemiology, waterborne events, prevention and treatment, immunity, biochemistry, cultivation, laboratory animal models, and molecular biology. This book summarizes data on taxonomy, life cycles, morphology, host species, and control methods of cryptosporidiosis. It addresses the latest industry trends-developing disinfectants, medications, and water purification methods-and also academic trends-diagnostics, immune responses, biochemistry, and molecular biology research.
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